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This week's featured Red Hatter is Mustafa Musaji.
In his own words:
Hello, my name is Mustafa Musaji and I'm from Basingstoke, England. I'm a Software Maintanence Engineer (SME) at Red Hat, specifically working on supporting and maintaining Red Hat Middleware Products such as JBoss. This is my primary role however I wear many hats (all Red of course *boom boom* ;) ) during a typical day and I'm hoping to share some of what I do and we do at Red Hat GSS this week with you all. First a little about me...
Before joining Red Hat just over two years ago, I was a Software Engineer working in the payment industry. I started out as a C programmer but quickly moved to Java and JEE and developing applications for JEE Application Servers such as JBoss. I didn't really find working on 12-18 month projects challenging on a daily basis and found support to be my "calling". My main role as a SME is to support customers with questions they have about our products, creating patches for bugs, providing fixes upstream and to be a team player. I'm also a GSS Product Liaison for JBoss Developer Studio and JBoss Web Framework Kit. This means I work with a our Product Management Team on deciding what great new features we want to support in the next releases of these products as well as working on product roadmaps and future plans.
Working at Red Hat is so much fun. It's a challenging role and the reward of solving a customer problem or fixing a bug is equally satisfying. I learn something new everyday. Prior to joining Red Hat, open source was just software that was free. However, I've learned very quickly that Open Source is a lot more than just software- it's a culture. It's a way of doing something that is based on collaboration, trust, listening and understanding. Red Hat is the World's Open Source Leader and (un)surprisingly it has very little to do with Software when you think about it like this. It's a fantastic place to work and I consider myself very lucky.
In my spare time I love doing many different things. I enjoy watching TV shows and I'm currently itching for Breaking Bad and Suits mid season breaks to come to an end. I'm a huge Formula One fan and sports in general and have recently taken up running and swimming (although my colleagues seem to think I just sit in the sauna!). My other passion is driving and I take every opportunity to go for a long drive when I can... based on this can you guess what car I drive? :)